Midsummer night on Lace - Mulberry Silk

Midsummer night on Lace - Mulberry Silk


100 % Mulberry silk

800 meters per 100 gram

This base is pure luxury. 100% grade A mulberry silk. This yarn is perfect for shawls or for garments that use the way silk drapes to a great effect. 800 meters per skein gives you enough yarn for a medium sized shawl in just one skein.

Midsummer night is magical in the northern lands. It is so short and it hardly gets dark, even as far south as southern Norway. It is a time for being outside and enjoying the half light full of navy shades. Midsummer celebrations are still important in Scandinavia.

In Norse times, midsummer was likely was marked with one of the main Blòts of the year. Blòt was a religious ceremony. Animals, and perhaps also people, were sacrificed to the gods. They sacrificed to Odin, the god of war and wisdom, for victory, and to fertility gods like Freyr, Freya and Njord for a good year and peace. Kin and friends were important at these occasions when people came together. It is likely that offerings were also made to the ancestors and that they drank to both those that had been and to those who were yet to come.

This colourway was made as a 70th birthday gift to a very dear friend.

A dark navy blue like the darkest part of the summer night.

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